23 Week Pregnancy Update



How far along? 23 weeks (24 weeks today)


Weight Gain? I feel like most of my weight gain is on my thighs and bum! Which sucks, but I know it’s so my body can carry this massive bump of mine!

Maternity clothes? Nothing new this week, although I did return a jumper I purchased from H&M maternity as it made my skin feel itchy. I am living in leggings and stretchy cotton t shirts. Both pieces in my photo are from ASOS Maternity.
Stretch marks? No stretch marks on my stomach, but I have noticed a little pesky white stretch mark on my inner thigh, I have no upped the dose on my lotion application.

Sleep: I have no problems sleeping, if anything all I want to do is sleep when I get the chance to. The one issue I do have is turning from left to right and right to left. I feel like I have so much weight to move around 🙁
Best moment this week: Has to be nearly finishing my Christmas shopping it’s been so hectic and I just cannot wait for the day to come now. I also picked up a few bits from the Baby Gap sale.

As we don’t know the gender, my baby will be living in creams, whites and greys for the first month of its life!

I’m trying not to buy so many clothes, but I can’t resist. On the plus side the clothes were on sale 🙂

Miss anything? We went out on Friday night for a friends birthday in Clapham and everyone was drinking and having a good time! I really do miss being able to drink and also being able to stay up past 10pm before having to go home to bed!
Movement: Movement is CRAZY! I’m being kicked all the time. I honestly love it so much. I’m now being kicked when I’m on the move too which is also nice.

Food cravings: M&Ms but the ones without peanuts and also I’m enjoying pink lady apples again. That was one of my first three month cravings. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Yes acid reflux 🙁 I really hate it! I can’t bend down or else I just want to throw up. I get it on and off and not everyday which is a bonus, I suppose.

Gender: We still don’t know what we’re having.
Labour signs: Nil.
Symptoms: My shoulders have been killing me! I don’t know whether that’s to do with the increased weight from my boobs or not but it hurts so much, especially in the evening. Acid reflux as I mentioned above. Heartburn almost daily, the old wives tale says that if you suffer from heartburn your baby has hair, but only time will tell. The cramping and round ligament pain has worn off which is nice. 

Belly button in or out? In! but the inside of my belly button is really visible now. I’ve been saying this every week but it’ll pop out soon!

Wedding rings on or off? Off.
Happy or moody most of the time: Really happy this week. Apart from a hormonal episode on Friday. I basically cried because Freddie was 15 minutes late to meet me at the station when we were heading up to London for the day. Pathetic I know, but I can’t help it.

Looking forward to: Christmas Day! The food, the pressies and spending quality time with family and friends. It’s also Freddie’s birthday on Boxing Day so we’ll be doing something nice for that 😀 It will also be my last Christmas before becoming a mummy! Which makes me sad, but also happy that next year we’ll have our own little family.

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